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ITC WEEK 1 Fall 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Week 1
A list of 5 of things that have held me back in the past:

1) the big one-making time for me and getting comfortable with that excuse
2) once #1 happens planning goes out the window
3)because of 1 & 2 my negative self-talk kicks in (I can't, I don't want to-ohh the ones that really stop ya)
4) lack of sleep
5) emotional eating

Healthy Change Bonus: REFLECTING
So what am I going to do about it this challenge????set a goal minutes of cardio and strength training. I will make a workout plan and STICK TO IT! (getting back to running). I will track my calories and an extras I am not happy about, I will work off (like the old days when I lost 30 pounds just like that)..PERIOD
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DFOLKARD 9/14/2012 10:13AM

    Go get 'em she-wolf!

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JUSTYNA7 9/12/2012 7:02PM

    Bam! Good list. So many things that I share with you. I think you are a super Mom. Passionate and supportive. You deserve to be able to do this! So if you can get the support, go for it. I'm going to share my experience though in case it falls a little short of your plan.

Time is sooo hard. I shared on other ITC blog responses that I used to find I failed all the time at reaching my goals. Finally someone on SP said "maybe your goals are too high". Sometimes I think that we have to set small goals because even though we are capable, life happens. When I was a Mom with three little kids and working and president of my carreer association lobbying the government, and on the worship team at church... oh my goodness those days were insane... plus kids in brownies, skating, dance.... and DH committed to long hours at work... I don't know how I managed at all let alone have time for me. I guess I didn't. It was stressful and I ATE. Then I decided I had to do something about that. But I had in my head that I had to go to the gym three times a week. For a while I did.. I got up before light, and it was a 30 minute drive there, did my workout and drove home, fed the kids and got them to the babysitter and myself to work. But there were nights with kids throwing up or bills that had to be paid or just trying to get the house cleaned and eventually ...I stopped going to the gym even though I had committed to a year membership that we could not afford. I felt like such a failure. Going to the gym had worked for me before kids. The same with food. I had done diets. They had worked (for a while) but with kids and scheduling I just had no time to always have fresh food, cook and clean up and FEED THE KIDS SOMETHING ELSE. I wish I had had spark people commentaries back then rather than the voice in my head that kept saying I had to do things the same way because they worked. In my new "life" as Mom and worker they did not work. It was only on SP that it occurred to me that it didn't have to be all or nothing. But it took brainstorming and a lot of "research" to figure out a new way that would work for me. It came down to making one change at a time. When I logged my food I saw patterns. Too much butter. Like you and the sugar aha. I started to become aware. And not enough veggies. So I had to figure out how to get more veggies in to me (and my kids). I let go of the perfectionism and started congratulating myself for small good choices. One veggie was better than none. I could not get to the gym so got an exercise ball and free weights and instead of trying to do 30 minutes did a couple of sets at a time. I could not do a whole exercise video so got one that had segments. You get the idea. It does pass. I think about the past couple of weeks where I sort of lost myself in all that had to be done and wonder how I can say that... but this week I have time again and can have a routine. I KNOW reading your and Heather's and Suzie's blogs how lucky I am. I'm just suggesting that you be gentle on yourself. Do the best you can. Baby steps. Not that you can't run, I know YOU can, but while you have the "anchor" of a busy family holding you it might be in very very slow motion. Justyna emoticon

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